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Ebook The Jaguar Smile by Salman Rushdie read! Book Title: The Jaguar Smile
Date of issue: December 30th 1998
ISBN: 0330299905
ISBN 13: 9780330299909
The author of the book: Salman Rushdie
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 18.87 MB
Edition: Picador/Pan Books Ltd

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The Jaguar Smile is Rushdie's 1st full-length non-fiction book, written in 1987 after he visited Nicaragua. It relates his travel experiences, the people he met as well as views on the political situation. The book was written during a break he took from writing The Satanic Verses.
After political & economic turmoil under dictator Anastasio Somoza Debayle, the progressive Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) came to power in Nicaragua in 1979 supported by most of the populace & elements of the Catholic Church. The government was initially backed by the USA under Carter, but support evaporated under Reagan in light of claims the Sandinistas were providing help to the FMLN in El Salvador. The USA imposed economic sanctions & a trade embargo which contributed to the Nicaraguan economy's collapse. While the USSR & Cuba funded the Nicaraguan army, the USA financed contra counter-revolutionaries in neighboring Honduras & elsewhere with a view towards imposing a subservient government. Nicaragua won a historic case against the USA at the International Court of Justice in 1986 (see Nicaragua v. US) & the USA was ordered to pay them $12 billion in reparations for criminally undermining their sovereignty.
Salman Rushdie visited on the occasion of the 7th anniversary of the Sandinista rise to power. His three week trip to Nicaragua in the summer of 1986 was at the invitation of Sandinista Association of Cultural Workers, "the umbrella organisation that brought writers, artists, musicians, craftspeople, dancers & so on, together under the same roof".

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Ebook The Jaguar Smile read Online! Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie is a novelist and essayist. Much of his early fiction is set at least partly on the Indian subcontinent. His style is often classified as magical realism, while a dominant theme of his work is the story of the many connections, disruptions and migrations between the Eastern and Western world.

His fourth novel, The Satanic Verses, led to protests from Muslims in several countries, some of which were violent. Faced with death threats and a fatwa (religious edict) issued by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, then Supreme Leader of Iran, which called for him to be killed, he spent nearly a decade largely underground, appearing in public only sporadically. In June 2007, he was appointed a Knight Bachelor for "services to literature", which "thrilled and humbled" him. In 2007, he began a five-year term as Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emory University.

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